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Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer, My name is XXXXX XXXXX my goal is to provide you with Excellent Service, Without any change in how your neighbor is to pay for his water usage, You will be incurring tremendous liability and potentially a hostile neighbor. Either one would cause you difficulty both in living there and selling the property, should you wish to sell it at some point in the future. If I were in your position, I would make the sale contingent on some type of agreement with the neighbor. Since it would be difficult to get anyone to agree to limiting usage, I would suggest that the seller get the neighbor to agree to a meter. That would be the best way to resolve potential problems in the future. I am suggesting that the seller do this because he has an established relationship with the neighbor and if he does ot agree to a meter with the seller, that most certainly means he will not agree to the installation of a meter with you.In addition, since the neighbor is benefitting from this arrangement, there should also be a provision in the agreement that he will contribute to the cost of opening up a new well, if this becomes necessary. These are very reasonable requests. If the arrangement does not change, then you will continue to bear the burden and the neighbor will be enjoying all the benefits. If you wait until after settlement, you will have no leverage. At least, if you make these requests now and the neighbor refuses, you will not have to buy the property. If you wait until after settlement, you will have to live with this liability, _____________________________________________________________________
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